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horn_of_plenty - Monday Sep 24, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

kombucha 100

bar 1 and coffee 300

bar 2 200

healhy lunch from home: Beans and eggplant 300-400, wrap 100, acovado 100 egg 100. 700.

snack(s) coffee and chocolate 200

will workout at home...for sure...work is so darn weird now! lol...it's just quite funny, to say the least!

snack: granola bar and drink and plum...250 tops

bed when i can...

milk 100, banana 120 wrap 80, peanut butter 150..450

2200, good.

3 day:


When i say this day has been weird, i mean weird and coincidental and absolutely nutz. i'll talk later. 

basically the woman who lives below me in my apt building now works in my office. and just happens her parents live across from me when i open my apt door. so it's like one big family...a bit close for comfort id say...little uncomfortable but ah well. she is nice and smart. no compaints just freaking shocking!!!!


Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

legcramps on 09/24/2018:
Sounds like an interesting story! Have a good one today

Horn_of_plenty on 09/25/2018:
it's absolutely outrageous!

BearCountryGG on 09/24/2018:
Reminds me of that song....Sometimes I feel like...somebodys watching meeee………..LOL

horn_of_plenty on 09/24/2018:
i really do wish she was not here.

horn_of_plenty on 09/24/2018:
but she is nice.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/25/2018:
it's too close for comfort...if i take a sick day...her mom doesn't work and lives right across the short hall from me...it sucks. if i leave early for holiday, her mom is here to see what i'm really up to...too close for comfort!

happy-1 on 09/25/2018:
No orgies at your house.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/25/2018:
it sucks to say the absolute least! lol.

BearCountryGG on 09/25/2018:
Do you guys have peep holes in your doors?

horn_of_plenty on 09/25/2018:
Yes we do.

horn_of_plenty - Sunday Sep 23, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

earlier: fruit, whipped cream and jello 200

bruching at home: wrap 100, half avo 150, whole egg and egg white 100, kombucha 50. 400

Coffee and cookie 250 Sandwich wrap 100 chicken burger 100 avocado 100 

choc bar 200


2000 today :)


i got my laundry done earlier, between going back to sleep on and off...and that's really all i want to do now...perhaps i'll have some coffee to get a move in....like BCGG was saying, perhaps i need the coffee for some motivation here to get going!

Once again, it's going to be a busy week. Originally, my plan was to exercise tonight but i'm sore from loads of walking yesterday and know that having a rest day is what is better in this case!

I also know that i need to pick up kombucha, more fruit, more veggies, and more meat - maybe more beef for more burgers since i really enjoyed eating beef last week, i think i need it more as of late! :) Meat can wait, i don't want to cook it.

I don't want to run errands all afternoon, so i'll try to be relatively quick with it. I may also pick up some prepared food, because i'd rather follow my food by bringing it from home because when i buy it at lunch, i usually buy more than i would eat if it was from home...kinda hard not to, being hungry, eating with my eyes :)...also, it's better to spend money buying food once, not everyday at work.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 09/23/2018:
I am feeling similar in that I have no real plans today. Oh of course I could go window shopping or clean something -- but I'm just planning to relax today and do what I want to do (read, knit, walk, watch TV), in order to recharge for the work-week ahead.

BearCountryGG on 09/23/2018:
Good afternoon to relax.

graindart on 09/23/2018:
Resting myself for a good portion of today. Wife and I went food shopping for the week last night instead of tonight.

Oldest came and let me know that the dishwasher wasn't draining, so it did take me an hour or so to research it and get it fixed. Youtube actually had a video of dismantling our exact model and pointing out the typical issues that could cause it to stop draining.

Anyways, good job on being consistent as usual.

horn_of_plenty - Saturday Sep 22, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

Kombucha, not much..not even worth counting calories for it :)

Meeting friend at "Think Coffee" in Chelsea first....




I am up a hair earlier than usual for a weekend...getting ready to see Aussie friend, meeting her for coffee by where she is staying in Manhattan, then heading down to tour the Trade Center and South Street Seaport areas! 

1400.... Home around 8:30-9pm tonight .... Today was so fun ! Being a tourist in NYC !

350 cals tops in evening


Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 09/22/2018:
I "think coffee" pretty much my whole day - LOL! I hope you have fun with your Australian friend today!

Horn_of_plenty on 09/23/2018:
A very interesting thought out place where they actually made it so you can tip the staff at the registers as you pay....good for them, not so good for customers lol...i did tip her $1...! pretty good tip i'd say considering she was just the one ringing up my order! great food there and tasty coffee. nice place! :) unique!

BearCountryGG on 09/22/2018:
I guess caffeine works differently for people...if I need a boost...caffeine does that...but if I'm tired and I drink coffee...I can still sleep just as easily………...it kind of works for whatever my motivation is...want to exercise, shop, clean, sleep....drink a cup...LOL

Horn_of_plenty on 09/23/2018:
coffee motivates me, too...if i have too much of it, i'll be waking up thru the night!

BearCountryGG on 09/23/2018:
Back when I first started drinking it...2 cups in a row made me jittery...now...it just seems to give me energy....but I can always sleep....D has always be jealous of my ability to fall asleep before my head even hits the pillow...LOL

horn_of_plenty - Friday Sep 21, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

kombucha :) 80

bar 250 and coffee 50, chocolates 150

Snack: wrap 80, 1/2 chicken burger 90, avocado 80: 250.

Snack: orange 120 big

Lunch: 600 all healthy very tasty.

1520 after good late lunch at 1:30pm...

snack: fruit and bar and caffeine 250

light meal after workout: fruit 50, bar 200. done 250!

total today around 2020, wayyyy to go!

weekly avg 2100, perfecto.


After workout: went decently and totally worked out.



I have all my home gym equipment now...i need to finish setting it up & will do a workout tonight...trying to simulate most of what i do at the gym...happy not to go out to gym & to work out in any outfit i feel like, even if it looks bad..

..so glad to work out in my house...it saves literally like an hour of typically wasted time when i'm going out to gym at night.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 09/21/2018:
Happy home workout! And you can listen to your own music or watch the tv show YOU choose. I love working out away home now; I hope you will too.

horn_of_plenty on 09/21/2018:
yes, good idea with maybe tv shows!!!! / music without needing headphones is FANASTIC TOO!

legcramps on 09/21/2018:
So awesome you have a home gym now! Enjoy it to the fullest!

horn_of_plenty on 09/21/2018:
thanks, will be motivating myself to workout tonight, i think...although i might just take a rest night bc tomorrow is very busy....taking it easy this month has been the answer...but will soon get back into the swing!......

BearCountryGG on 09/21/2018:
That will be a huge timesaver.

horn_of_plenty on 09/21/2018:
oh yes!!!!!!!!!

horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Sep 19, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0


2am roasted potatoes 150? Had caffeine yesterday too late so I keep waking up

Kombucha 50

bar and coffee 300

wrap 80, avocado 80, salami and egg 100: 250


Snack: 200 cals of Atkins bar and clementine, coffee 50

1700 - sorta high yes...

burger 1/2 120, my roasted potatoes, some oil too, 250? 400..plum 50.

2150...time for bed!

6day: 2140 

contemplating skipping gym, but see no reason really to skip a home workout!? i think tonight i'll start a home workout...nah, tomorrow night wil be the start date...need sleep and early bedtime tonight.

stayed at work a little late to make up for taking a longer lunch...friend from Australia is touring and stopped by to have lunch with me and one other coworker!

decided to walk by supermarket when i was almost home, gather from produce as i'm really low...and take the night off exercise :) 

tomorrow i may work out at home after work, instead of driving to the gym, almost 100% sure on this!




I might work out for the first time tonight at home...supposed to get my last delivery of equipment today.  I will only attempt a home workout once all equipment is available that i have ordered bc i want it simple and right from the start. :)

It would be WAYYYY better than going out to the gym, I'll tell you that! 

This is the reason I got equipment for a home workout - it's been increasingly hard to drive out to it 2x a week during the work week after a day of work. It becomes tiring and wasted time to leave apt again and come home again. just wasted travel time, even if it's only overall 30 wasted minutes, it's still 30 wasted minutes (round trip).  

Working out at home will be a slightly lower intensity, but it'll get done...and that's what i need. 

if i don't feel right about working out tonight as i got poor sleep, i'll do it Friday instead.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 09/20/2018:
Good choice if outsiders to combat the extra caffeine! I hope you were able to get some sleep!

horn_of_plenty on 09/20/2018:
yeah, somehow the potatoes actually calmed me down...i knew that it could happen if i had caffeine when i did (4pm). ehh. no biggie. also anxious to see my Australian female friend today at lunch. at least i slept great yesterday ;)

Donkey on 09/20/2018:
(Commented on your entry below)

horn_of_plenty on 09/20/2018:
i agree...it is sort of a practice better for those who can commit to the entire practice in temple, fasting, see family.

i do not see anything wrong with knowing it's that day, taking off because i am that faith, but observing it how i want to :)

BearCountryGG on 09/20/2018:
Potatoes calling your name…………….

horn_of_plenty on 09/20/2018:

graindart on 09/20/2018:
Raiding the fridge at 2am because of waking up. That used to be my routine a few times per week. Potatoes, bread, pasta, and whatever leftovers looked good. Then waddle back to bed and lay there with an overstuffed tummy wondering why I couldn't fall asleep again. The good old days......

horn_of_plenty on 09/20/2018:
ugh, i had those days also, the overstuffed, unable to sleep feeling...not good either. i remember those days. bad habit, yes....

BearCountryGG on 09/20/2018:
You will be soooo happy to have that weight set in the winter when every road is covered with snow!!!! I would be exercising and looking out at the amazing view.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/20/2018:
now that is a GREAT plan!!!!!!!!!!!

Maria7 on 09/20/2018:
Good exercise plan and glad you have been having a nice day.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/21/2018:
yes indeed!...glad to finally have a home workout...it's not as motivating but because i've been doing workouts for years, i was able to get into the groove pretty well and i know i'll be able to keep my workouts going now all Winter more easily without needing to leave my apt during the week when it's freezing or icy outside!

horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Sep 19, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

4pm Edit: so far I cooked up eggs and also the packages of chicken and beef burgers I had before they spoil...I also roasted some potatoes. the cauli rice will wait till another time as i still have leftover veggies for friday and tomorrow i'm going out for lunch (yes i'll work tomorrow) bc a friend from Australia female i know is coming and i've invited my coworkers to meet her!... Later tonight I'll prob make cauli fried rice

9AM wrap 100, 1 pc salami and one hard boiled egg 100, large portion avocado 150, strawberries 50. 400..kombucha 100 perhaps will make me feel better...

12;30 lunch: veggies and some dressing 200, tofu 100, wrap 100, and i think goldfish crackers 100. 500.

almost 3pm before bikng &  jogging: couple kashi dark chocolate chip oatmeal cookies (will not buy again because they are not single packaged and that's part of the reason i ate 2 and not one) and coffee 300 total.

I may not even cook, may just come home from jogging and read and eat leftovers. not sure how the time goes so fast! it's almost 3pm already..

.i'll go out soon to exercise, first coffee and a little reading.

Glad at got my laundry done...the next time i do it will be next Saturday a week from this one i think!

during run big banana 150

Dinner: beef burger i made 250 tops and italian bread leftovers good amount 200? then some ice cream also 250. total: 700, good

total is just fine: 2150 - fine especially considering i did some exercise! whenever i add in cardio (jogging) i burn MUCH more calories. i'm not worried like at all...!

5day: 2130 or so :) good!

exericise: 20-25 minutes on bike, just over a mile jogged, a mile or so walked 

rest of the day i was reading / relaxing on couch...as well as ordering gifts, paying bills. was a GREAT day off. not rushed at all!



Today i could have fasted in observance with Yom Kippur but instead, i have chosen to observe the day of fast and forgiveness of sins by taking off work and doing some necessary chores like laundry, cleaning up and organizing mail, something i like to do but don't do enough like cooking, and also a bike/jog at the nearby track because it's a challenge to fit in when i'm working the typical 5 days a week and it's been my goal to improve this month...which i am totally enjoying doing.

I won't be running around too much today, because on Saturday i will have a really busy day doing tourist stuff with a female friend from Australia that is touring NYC for a second time. :) she asked if i had time to spend with her...and i gladly accomodated!

If i were to fast and sit home with parents, i'd be behind in my fitness goals and fasting just wastes muscle and tires the body more...it's not in the cards for this year. i honestly feel God would rather see me planning / reaching for my goals and challenging myself to be better in the way i have chosen to use this day. This holiday occurs 8 days after the New Year, which was 8 days ago :) 


Life is give and take. I will have VERY minimal days off after this month until January when i'm picking up my suitcase and traveling to Florida for two weeks to stay with a friend. I am going to message her today, to let her know again that during the week, my goal is to get to the gym 3x a week and continue with my routines...I'm going there to get out of this cold place.

Down the road, perhaps i can visit her annually, if it goes well this time, as a nice respite from NYC Winters! :) She is a traveling friend of mine. Although i'm only 36, i am planning to travel with her again perhaps when i'm turning 40, or maybe earlier. It Depends how training is going and depends on my occupation and if there are changes before i am 40 ! She's a great friend and i'm glad she has always invited me down to Florida. 


Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 09/19/2018:
Hugs! Good job of self care today

Horn_of_plenty on 09/19/2018:
ty - it felt so perfect. perfect!! <3

BearCountryGG on 09/19/2018:
Busy day you had!

Horn_of_plenty on 09/20/2018:
lol, it sounds that way, but it wasn't!

Donkey on 09/20/2018:
I have a dear friend who suggests fasting as a way to reconcile oneself to the abuse the Catholic church has committed. I'm sorry, but that is the dumbest thing I've ever heard. How does fasting help anything? Except to distract those who should protest. Sheesh...

horn_of_plenty on 09/20/2018:
it is a practice that is definitely a long, old, deep-traditional practice...and being that i do not actively attend temple or practice, and with my schedule...i agree with you.

when fasting, it's best if you attend temple on that day, for you will be distracted of your hunger by the service and have all around you at the temple fasting too. also my parents do well, together fasting, watching it at home...

i just couldn't do it. once in awhile, i do it more as a health task for my body to take a break, eat well later that night...but i only enjoyed it when i was with my parents observing together.

i couldn't fathom taking a vacation day off work to FAST. not this year, i oberserved the holiday how i could :) thanks for your thoughts, appreciated!! and agree for now.

horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Sep 18, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

Got to work 20 min early, could have been more, but on the way i stopped at a large deli to pick up oatmal as well as a banana for a more carb-centered meal for easy energy. 

Oatmeal (made with skim milk) 250 and put in some fixings 150.  banana and coffee 200. 

Snack: tbd really shakey and anxious....maybe too much caffeine and carbs. proten bar 200

so hungry this morning, i had a second snack close to 11am of a whole serving of peanuts. 150 or so.

Lunch: from home: wrap, 100, salami 100, egg 50. 250. veggies with a little dressing. 200. 450. 5 small chocolates 50.  It was a more filling lunch. :)

for some reason, i've been abnormally tired and hungry today...i'll let even thinking about it pass!...happy to leave soon...i may leave 2:30 instead of 2pm.

snack: fruit 100, natural fruit/nut bar 220, seltzer w stevia...320..

after gym, 9pm: 2 plums 100, wrap 50, with tuna 100 and avocado 100: 350


4day 2120 :) on par!

left work 3:20 ...rainy day but sticking to my plans


Snack before gym: tbd

Dinner after gym & relaxing tonight, sleeping in tomorrow...will not see parents for the Midweek holiday. instead, tomorrow i'll concentrate once again on biking / jogging. I am picking up the pace with getting this activity in - things are progressing a bit in the fact i'm actually jogging as of late! I can still run a mile, though i hope it'll start to hurt less and less lol...it's not an easy mile....YET! if i jog Wednesday, i'll do splits of walking / jogging without doing a mile all at once...to work on pace. things are really good as of late.




Home early leaving at 2pm after lunch...i'll have a snack, pick u my sneakers, and drive to gym. car is in front of my apt bldg where i left it since Sunday eve, so that's good. I may also drop off a package at UPS, instead of waiting to do it on Wednesday :) YES!


Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 09/18/2018:
Sounds like a plan.

horn_of_plenty on 09/18/2018:
yeah, trying to get last minute errands out of way today instead of doing them on Wednesday...i will get busy end of this month, so while i can rest and relax Wednesday a lot of the day...i will...and i like to cook, by freeing time on Wednesday, i can at least cook a little bit and explore recipes if i get a chance...or at least start to look them up for new recipes i want to try in a crock pot that i was given!

graindart on 09/18/2018:
So is there a certain time that you have to get down to for running the mile for the test? If so, how far away from that time are you presently?

horn_of_plenty on 09/18/2018:
it is a different test, i'll write about it later...it's more based on speed than endurance...it's short bursts...not a mile...and actually, it's under a mile...but if i got into the court officer academy, then we would run miles...so i have to train for both....i feel it will be easier for me to train for something the test calls "..i forgot the name right now...but i feel once i am a better runner, just with the mile, that i can train more for the "shotgun" approach they require...

OH, it called the Beep test....and there's one other similar test.

the entrance physical includes the following:

1. Beep test (i would probably fail right now) 2. Another similar short running test around cones (i would prob fail right now...but have time to improve the running stuff) 3. Pushups (i score top score already) 4. Situps (i am close to the top)

Maria7 on 09/18/2018:
Hope you get some rest. PS...I did reply to your question on my post. Take care.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/18/2018:
Rest is coming tomorrow :) a nice sleeping in is what i'd like :)

thank you for your comment!...i'll take a look!

horn_of_plenty - Monday Sep 17, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

kombucha, english muffin with butter, egg, coffee, banana

500 cal and healthy...at work late due to sooooo much traffic! so bad.

bar chocolate coconut 150, chocolate 100

lunch healthy: 2 yellow peppers 100, chocolate 150, lean cuisine 350. 600, good. clementine (calories included already, i think)

snack: thinking other clementine and a decaf / half caff coffee 50

sauteed broccoli and mushrooms 200, with tofu 100, corn crackers 150. 450, plum 50. 500

1950-2000. excellent

3day: 2120




instead of 1 hr 10 min, it took 1hr 40 min...i will leave on time anyways, i have a dentist appt. but will stay in for lunch and also come an hour early tomorrow.

after dentist, i'm looking towards an early bedtime, i'll come to work an hour early tomorrow.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

graindart on 09/17/2018:
Big city vs little city mentality. I don't think I could handle that long of a commute time. Living in a city with population around 60k, there are times I decide not to pick something up at the store because it's "clear across town on the totally opposite side". Of course that only means it would take 15 minutes to drive to......

horn_of_plenty on 09/17/2018:
lol yes...and believe me, it's not because of mileage...it's due to traffic only...the long commute! LOL.

horn_of_plenty on 09/17/2018:
i would love a shorter commute, but, will not be moving out of my city or to another job to secure that :) instead, i take it as being better than others' commutes...some commute 2 hours ONE WAY.

BearCountryGG on 09/17/2018:
D was a construction superintendent for many years in Detroit and his commute was about 1 hour each way...he used that time to plan what his crew would do..on his commute in the morning...and then thought about the days problems on his way home....when he did get home...he was ready to deal with us...LOL

horn_of_plenty on 09/17/2018:
yes, i see how his lifestyle was similar to many of the electrical workers / foreman over here...!

my dad always thinks of his problems at work...my mom used to yell at him if he "cried" about them over dinner lol.

happy-1 on 09/17/2018:
Good job of self care today.

horn_of_plenty on 09/17/2018:
yes, gotta leave on time...adios job!

Donkey on 09/18/2018:
Looks like it was a good day in spite of being late to work. Hope you got to bed early like you had hoped.

horn_of_plenty on 09/18/2018:
pretty much yes, now i just have to stop some of the acid reflux i have been having for the past couple weeks...i think most due to eating too close to bed!

horn_of_plenty - Sunday Sep 16, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

100 small bar around midnight

 wheatena cereal with almond milk 200, choc protein spread 150, whipped cream 130: 500

12pm lunch: high fiber english muffin 100 with butter 50 and egg 100. 250. and whole wheat goldfish crackers 150. total 400.

150 cal of banana while jogging

fruit and a small bar before doing errands also 100

dinner: 1/4 very big avocado 100, corn crackers 100, egg 100, fruit and ice cream 200.

2050 today :) excellent

2day:2175 per day.

Off to bike and jog - other than this I have stayed home reading all day

biking around 20-25 min, jogged one mile, walked 3/4 mile :) great stuff after relaxing on couch for the rest of the day!

after i jogged it was around 5:30pm and i got a second wind...i went to get my car at my friend R's garage, went to supermarket, and prepared some stuff for the week. gladly, i got a spot on the street right in front of my building :) so i didn't need to bring it back to his garage just yet...

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 09/16/2018:
Hope you have a good day today. :-)

Horn_of_plenty on 09/16/2018:

Donkey on 09/16/2018:
I thought of you last night, while indulging in my own dinner, sort of like I was celebrating with you. :)

What kind of chocolate protein spread do you have? I'm just about finishing up the generic Nutella (so not really Nutella, but generic) and looking for something with better nutritional value, if there's something out there.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/16/2018:
i will get back to you on this soon...there's a few options.~~

BearCountryGG on 09/16/2018:
I didn't know that they made whole wheat goldfish crackers......when they came out with the multi colored ones I gave up looking at them...LOL....I figured they were heading more and more toward toddlers...LOL

Horn_of_plenty on 09/16/2018:
still, they are junk as besides being "whole wheat" all the other additives and junk remain in the whole wheat goldfish...so you aren't missing anything...i just like them bc they are single serve bags and to me it feels like can induglence!

horn_of_plenty - Saturday Sep 15, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

8/8:3-am Breakfast Oats and almond milk 200, chocolate protein butter 250, kombucha 50. 500. 

Snacking pb on rice cake and chocolate 200 750

12:30 lunch high fiber english muffin with butter 150, pepperoni stick 100. 250.


will enjoy dinner out tonight for my bday :)

Banana 100 1100.....will have some carbs after gym ....



Overall, I got good sleep last night. I did wake up 1-2 times but overall, i slept many hours thankfully. Lately, it feels really good getting a long sleep!

After breakfast, I want to continue to read my book. 

Then, i'll shower and go out to the farther supermarket (10-15 min lol away) to get the better veggies / fruits - better quality and prices.

Then back home, put them away :)...lunch or a snack...

Then biking out to the gym for a full workout there...

Later tonight, going to celebrate MY BIRTHDAY!!!! with friends meeting in the city at a restaurant that serves Cardoncello mushrooms (aphrodisiacs!, for real!) the restaurant just opened in summer, then a short comedy club that i got tickets for on groupon for $15 each with the purchase also of a couple drinks there...it's still cheaper than most places! :)

Then home  :)

Tomorrow, I'll relax also, maybe a movie, no laundry until Wednesday, and a bike/jog session.

I also want to prefer food for the week, tomorrow, like the cauliflower fried rice i've been wanting to make again!

The reason for light plans is that i prefer them right now. I prefer to have some time at home. I have a couple busier weekends coming at the end of this month / early October...so for now, some quiet at home is perfect.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

graindart on 09/15/2018:
Glad you got a good night's sleep. I was in a hotel last night and always sleep terribly when away from home. Went to bed around 10:15p. Woke up at 3:30a, stayed awake until after 4:40am. Woke up again at 5:10, 5:50, 6am, and finally just got up for the day at 6:25am.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/16/2018:
yes, my mind and body to crave a good night's sleep...when i get sleep like yours, the following day(s) are much more difficult and i start to crave sleep! and eat more!

Donkey on 09/15/2018:
Have a good time tonight! Sounds like a delightful schedule for today.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/16/2018:
very much :) it worked out quite well...very happy! :)

happy-1 on 09/15/2018:
Have you seen Imperfect Produce? https://www.imperfectproduce.com/

Horn_of_plenty on 09/16/2018:
no, i'll be checking it out right now...opening a new tab....

Horn_of_plenty on 09/16/2018:
...very interesting!

BearCountryGG on 09/16/2018:
I can only see good things with that cauliflower rice......

Horn_of_plenty on 09/16/2018:
yes, i keep forgetting that i don't really need to buy much at the supermarket, if i'd just cook the darn (but awesome) frozen cauli rice i have in my freezer!

i already threw out a head of cabbage that i was planning to slow cook, but, never did...

graindart on 09/16/2018:
Staying so low in calorie count when celebrating your birthday......impressive. Most birthdays of mine, I probably have averaged 4000+ calories without even trying. Last year was the only recent exception since I was on a 4 month streak at the time and stayed below 2000 calories. My birthday is coming up in another week and I haven't decided what I'm going to do yet. If I don't screw up before then, I'll be at around day 20 of my on-plan streak. I know when I get there I'll have 2 opposing trains of thought. One will be that I need to stay on-plan to continue my streak. The other will be that I deserve an off-plan day as my reward for doing so well for 20 days straight. Right now, I'm leaning towards staying on-plan, but I know as the day approaches I'll probably start leaning the other way.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/16/2018:
i have found that lightly eating is better than fasting before going out...but then i also try to order the best items on the menu....no pasta or other high cal options for me!

next, i had worked out and knew i'd never a little carbs and protein...i had a cliff bar, but didn't want all 250 cals...so i actually tore a little piece off and threw the smaller piece in the garbage so all i ate was 150 instead of the 250 cals...LOL.

every bit helps before going out....luckily, the items on the menu were surprisingly healthy...

i know what you mean...i did much worse celebrating last sunday with my family when i ate 2500...what a waste, too.

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